Anyone remember this scene in “Tampopo?”
I always thought “Oyster Girl” was a teenager. Which of course made the subsequent face-licking sequence a little weird.
Anyway on the Blu-ray I noticed for the first time some wet t-shirt aXXXtion as she walked onto the shore from the ocean. Never noticed THAT before.
Went to the Japanese Wiki page for the movie and looked up the gal who played her. She’s the SAME AGE as myself, making her a cool 20 years old when the movie came out. And probably 19 in this scene.
Mind blown for the rest of the day…
Pretty much ALL J-Pop songs go in and out my brain with mostly the melody to sustain it. The more engaging the hook, the better it’ll stick.
Because of this I always considered Momen no Handkerchief the best J-Pop (or Kayoukyoku) song of my 1970s youth. Couldn’t think of anything more unique.
I also assumed the lyrics focused on girly platitudes or something. Well a great website called Natsumelo just blew my assumptions to kingdom come.
Check out the lyric page along with an TV performance (with a few of the middle verses truncated): http://www.natsumelo.com/2011/09/hiromi-ota-momen-no-handkerchief-1975/
Is there a more heartbreaking narrative in such a poppy song? I can’t think of one at the moment, being as it’s becoming rather dusty in the room right now…
Taken at Chinatown Express